Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame
Governor Robert Bentley today announceS that the Barbeque Hut in Heflin and the Rocket Drive Inn in Jacksonville will be included in a newly created hall of fame to honor Alabama’s love of barbecue. The Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame will include 29 restaurants in Alabama that have been open for at least 50 years. The hall of fame was developed by the Alabama Department of Tourism as part of its “Year of Alabama Barbecue” promotion highlighting the state’s barbecue heritage. Restaurants will receive a personalized plaque at a June 29 luncheon at the Golden Rule Bar-B-Q restaurant in Irondale. Golden Rule opened in 1891 and is the oldest restaurant in Alabama. Barbeque Hut opened in 1946 and Rocket Drive Inn opened in 1958.